How N.J.‘s 2nd largest employer will be protected by new defense policy bill
July 2, 2020
Congress is poised to support more funding for New Jersey’s second-largest employer.
The National Defense Authorization Act would fund new construction at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and protect its fleet of refueling tankers from being retired early.
The bill, which will set U.S. defense policy for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1, still must pass the full House and the Senate and be signed into law by President Donald Trump. It passed the House Armed Services Committee unanimously Wednesday.
The version approved by the House Armed Services Committee guarantees that the projects benefitting the joint base will be on the table when the final measure is drafted.